Caleb Truax is looking to rebound after being knocked out for the first time in his career. Fernando Guerrero is hoping to gain some traction after splitting his last four fights.
Given the sense of urgency for both fighters, fans figure to be treated to a lot of toe-to-toe action when the two meet in a 10-round main event September 18 in Winter Park, Florida, as part of the latest Premier Boxing Champions—The Next Round fight card on Bounce TV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).
Caleb Truax (25-2-2, 15 KOs) is coming off a 12th-round TKO loss to Daniel Jacobs in April, the first time in his career that the Minnesota native has been stopped. Prior to that bout, the 31-year-old Truax had scored consecutive impressive victories over Derek Ennis (unanimous decision) and Scott Sigmon (TKO)—part of his eight-fight unbeaten streak.
Fernando Guerrero (27-3, 19 KOs) enters this fight following a 10-round, split-decision victory over Abraham Han on April 18. The Dominican Republic native has faced a string of difficult opponents lately, which helps explain his 2-2 record over his last four fights. That includes a victory by unanimous decision over Raymond Gatica sandwiched between knockout losses to Peter Quillin and David Lemieux.
The co-main event features undefeated 147-pound prospect Jamal James (17-0, 9 KOs) against Juan Carlos Abreu (18-1, 17 KOs).
James last fought June 27, when he dominated Michael Balasi en route to winning a unanimous decision, a result that ended James’ string of three straight knockout victories. Meanwhile, Abreu had his two-fight winning streak snapped in February, losing a majority decision to Pablo Cesar Cano.
The Bounce TV card will kick off when rising star Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (11-0, 8 KOs) puts his perfect record on the line against veteran Mexican fighter Orlando Lora (31-5-2, 19 KOs).
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